The Model for Creativity in Economic and Social Development, Des Moines:
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Empowering creative expression is the foundation for all social and economic development. Part of the title of my book in progress is “Transforming Our Communities…” There is no better example of a community that transformed itself through the empowering of creative expression than Des Moines, Iowa. With the Iowa the focus of the nation this week, it is a good time to examine how this came to be.
The magazine Politico has an extended series of in-depth articles on What Works in American communities. The one on Des Moines is the focus of this post. It offers powerful lessons for other communities, lessons that can be adapted to the particular circumstances of individual history and location. Des Moines is one of the communities I will feature in the economic development sections of Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life.
Read…Reflect…Share…Empower and Support Creative Expression in Your Community!
“To make Des Moines hip, civic leaders did something almost unheard of…”
The Creative Apothecary Supports Empowering Creative Action in Communities!